After losing the series with the Rays 1-3, the Twins will try their luck against the 30-27 Miami Marlins. Let's take a look at how the Marlins are doing this year.
Clearly, something is going right in Miami. They haven't been world beaters, but their longest losing streak is just 4 games, and that's only happened once. They've managed to maintain a .500+ record since April 30th.
The Marlins are about average to below average offensively as a team, 15th in OPS (.728) but 25th in runs scored (219). Do I even have to mention that this is still better than the Twins (27th, 209)?
Giancarlo Stanton is hitting .200 but slugging the ball all over the place with 12 dingers and a .452 SLG%. In fact, their entire outfield is playing really well this year at the plate. Christian Yelich has an OPS of .930, Marcell Ozuna is sitting at .921 in CF. Combine those two with Stanton and you have a really good offensive outfield. Throw in Martin Prado and J.T. Realmuto hitting over .300 and it's really puzzling how the Marlins haven't scored more runs.
The Twins are pretty bad this year, but over their last 11 games they are 5-6. So, things could be going worse?
Robbie Grossman: 7-20, 3 2B, HR, 6 BB
Byron Buxton: 10-23: 2 3B, 2B
Max Kepler: 4-19, 2 BB, 7 K
Adeiny Hechavarria: 3-22
Rival SBNation site: Fish Stripes
Tuesday, June 7th, 7:10 PM CST
Adam Conley vs. Pat Dean
Wednesday, June 8th, 7:10 PM CST
Wei-Yin Chen vs. Ricky Nolasco
Thursday, June 9th, 7:10 PM CST
Tom Koehler vs. Ervin Santana
Prediction: Lots of dingers.